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Welcome to Princes Risborough Lawn Tennis Club (PRLTC)

We are a friendly tennis club situated in the Chilterns market town of Princes Risborough, with plenty on offer for players of all ages.

Whether your aim is to play for fun and keep fit, or improve your skills and play competitively, we are sure you will find what you are looking for and we look forward to welcoming you to our club.

Lindsay Smith (Chairman)
07922 011756
chair_prltc@outlook.com

Clubhouse Refurbishment

The first stage of our clubhouse refurbishment is now nearly complete. The inside has been totally renewed with a new kitchen, disabled toilet and men’s changing room. We hope you enjoy the better use of space.

In the Spring we hope to complete the project by replacing the glass doors, building an access ramp and redoing the patio.

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Forthcoming Events

Junior Coaching

Mel’s Easter camps this year will commence Monday 8th,9th,10th (week 1), and (week 2) Monday 15th,16th and 17th April 2019, avoiding Thursdays and Fridays as previous years. In the meantime you can find the schedule for her Spring Term sessions here.

Adult Tennis Clinic – Sat March 2

Mel will be holding her pop-up tennis clinic on Saturday 2nd March. 3 hours of tennis including doubles strategy, light lunch (cream tea), finishing with a fun doubles’ tournament.  10 players booked already with a few spaces available.  Don’t miss out on a great 3 hours of tennis. Cost is £23 per player.  All standards welcome from beginner to team player. For more details contact Mel!

News

Mr & Mrs

Mr & Mrs Competition (Saturday 13th October 2018) must have been held on the most windy day of the year. Storm Callum was whistling around the locality, but didn't put off the couples who entered.  5 pairs played in a round robin format winning a set or playing for a max of 30 mins.  It was great to see how footwork improved in such weather conditioning as at times nobody knew where the ball was going, but 2 couples - Roz & Bob, Tracy & Michael overcame all these elements to reach the competition final.  What a final.....it was nail biting stuff, being 4-2 up Roz & Bob seemed to have it in the bag but before we knew it, it was 4 games all..... but it was Tracy and Michael who took their chance and wrapped up the next 2 games to claim themselves as Champions. Thanks to all the players, whose loving partnerships are still intact ....(i think!).  Jenny Thrower / Richard Thomas, Chris & Steve Campling, Tracy Brockbank & Michael Sullivan, Roz & Bob Pringle, Lee Mowle & Charles Vint.  Also thanks to my lovely hubby, Andy Burn who on the day had to pull out to a niggly knee, but stayed and assisted throughout the whole afternoon.

Local Derby

An enthusiastic team of players from Princes Risborough and Horsenden Clubs (4 men and 4 ladies each) played in the 19th friendly meet. In brilliant sunshine the teams fought it out through the afternoon. With mens,  ladies and mixed doubles being played , and after 15 matches the scores revealed Horsenden remained triumphant. Thanks to Phil Langley, Mick White, Leo Newell, Adam Cayley, Julie Reid, Jenny Thrower, Di Wright , and Susan Shepherd for taking part and representing our club. Thanks to all players from Risborough and Horsenden, including team captain Peter Messenger for making it a fun, enjoyable afternoon. We look forward to next year’s rematch to bring the trophy home (and another nice piccie)!

Jamison Cup

A super sunny Saturday kicked off the Jamison Cup with 20 members participating in our annual social mixed doubles members tournament. 2 groups of 5 pairs played in a round robin format.  This was repeated again with the ladies switching male partners, so all ladies played with all 10 men. Congratulations to the winners - Hazel Brownlee and Martin Pringle. Click the photo for the full story !

Finals Day Winners

We had a wonderful Club Finals’ Day on 13 September – the weather held fair all day, there were some splendid matches and equally splendid cakes. There was over 50 people in attendance by the time the last match of the day (the mixed doubles) was concluded. Congratulations are due to all participants and to all entrants to a fantastic competitive programme held over 4 months. Well done to Mel for organising and to all the umpires who assisted on the day. Click on the photo for the full results!

Chiltern Cup

Stephen Biggs organised the Chiltern Cup event with other local clubs in July and we raised £155 for a charity called Beat, who help people with eating disorders; ( https://www.beateatingdisorders.org.uk/). Sarah James helped Stephen Bailey-Kennedy win the 724th trophy of his tennis career

Party on the Lawn

What a fantastic night the 'Party on the Lawn' was.  There was a great turnout - over 80 people, the weather continued to amaze, the food was delicious, the cocktails fantastic, the bar was drunk dry, the music was banging (man) and then loads of people turned up this morning to carry out the clear-up, including Linda who was driven round the car park standing in the back of Malcolm's jeep, practising for her role in next year's Love Island. So many people made the event possible but an extra big thank you to Ian and Linda; Sarah and Alan; Gail and Thomas; Sally, Ryan, Ant and everybody who came.

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